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  • Communication

  • The Fine Art to Power Pitch Everything and Anything Using the Secret Language of Presence and Influence to Win Friends Using Small Talk (Master Conversation and Public Speaking Skills)
  • By: Debra Hedges
  • Narrated by: Dana Roth
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Business & Careers, Career Success
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Summary

Do you wish you had more friends? Is your love life as good as it could be? Do you wish you had a better job? Could you family relationships be better?

This audiobook will help you develop effective communication skills you can use in all aspects of your daily life: at home with your family, at work, with friends, and in every situation requiring interaction with other people. You will learn how to communicate lovingly and respectfully. You will develop self-confidence and influence. Above all, you will learn why just being an effective listener can instantly elevate your ability to communicate well.

Here are several benefits you can have from mastering presentation skills:

  • You will become more likable as a speaker
  • Receive support from management and other colleagues
  • You will increase your income
  • Progress in your career - impress your boss and potentially receive a promotion
  • Increase your influence and become more persuasive
  • Demonstrate your work in the best possible way
  • Achieve more goals than you have ever dreamed of - sell your products more easily, secure business deals, and earn funding
  • If you learn these skills while you are a student, you can significantly increase your grades and skyrocket your career in the early stages

That promotion you want? That cutie to whom you want to talk? Better treatment and better friendships all around? Conversation skills are the common thread and the most powerful tool to getting you everything you want. Most of all, conversation skills are necessary in our lives - making the choice to improve them will allow the best parts of you to shine.

©2018 Debra Hedges (P)2019 Debra Hedges

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This is an excellent book

This book helped me to address individuals in a successful manner that expresses what is on my mind easily and unmistakably. Great knowledge into the specialty of correspondence. I plan on keeping this handy as a good reference for my future endeavors.

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This is an excellent book!!

This book helped me to address individuals in a successful manner that expresses what is on my mind easily and unmistakably. Great knowledge into the specialty of correspondence.

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talk about staying the obvious!

this could have been written by a school kid, it just stated the obvious. i found it very frustrating and I feel it is aimed at people with extremely poor social skills. listened to about 1.5 chapters, skipped to chapter 14 and it was still like it was more appropriate for a primary school child to be listening to. I knew all of what I was hearing. couldn't recommend

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Effective Communication Skills Guide

I listen this book to be more intentional in being a better communicator, thinking my listening was a strength. I listen this book in one sitting. It's very well organized and is perfect for skimming, deep study, or easy review. Practical and straightforward, it is an instant desk-side companion for growing into the spouse, parent, co-worker, and friend you want to be and others need you to be. A gem of a little self-improvement book. I love it when each sentence is one I can take in - instead of raking my brain trying to figure out what the author means.

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Keep the Love going!

This book is excellent. Although I found the techniques challenging to implement. If one can commit to using these principles, they will go a long way to offering a better relationship with your partner. I cannot say enough good things about this book. Such simple techniques that have such a huge effect. He explains why conflict starts to begin with, and offers practical, real tools to diffuse it (or avoid it to begin with). If you or your spouse tend to play the blame game when you have conflict, then this book is an absolute must listen.

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Learning how to connect !!!!!!!!!!

I've read several of Debra Hedges 's books on leadership and some of them have been easier to read than others for me. This is a well written book with some great practical information that anyone can learn from. Who doesn't need to learn to communicate better? This book gives some great ways to connect with an audience as a speaker, with an individual or with small groups. How can you not like this book, John Maxwell is the man. Reading this book helps me to not just speak at people but to engage and connect with them, that's when true transformation takes place.

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Easy lisen & insightful ,,,,,,,

This is a soothing and yet powerful read. Debra Hedges is truly a skilled teacher because he delivers simple words that sink into you slowly. His words subtly change your perspective. So easy to read that I didn't realize the impact this book had until I felt myself using my new tools of understanding to make changes in my communication style. This is an excellent book. I would rate behind only Debra Hedges 's Living Buddha, Living Christ. As a high school debater, I thought communication was all about winning the argument.

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Seriously Life Changing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would highly recommend this for leaders and managers at all levels - provides foundational information for the more junior leader and great refresher material for the more senior. Who does not want to communicate in a more appropriate manner? That is what this book does. Its articles present the reader with practical advice on how to persuade, speak up and reject silence in business settings. This book was fantastic. It highlighted several great articles from the authors of great books and the educators of great universities.

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Profoundly Clear, Surprisingly Practical !!!!!!!

Whether for personal growth in communication, or public presentations, Tim's book is a masterpiece. Not only is Tim a clear communicator (in this book, stories actually go with the overall point being made, rather than offer distractions or breaks), but he clearly has a deeper understanding of human behavior and learning. The Compelling Communicator is an essential listen for anyone who wants to be intentional about his or her communication. I cannot recommend it highly enough. !!!!!!!!!!!

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Theory backed up by practice

I found it to be an insightful and rewarding tome of information, well worth the read. The author highlights multiple effective techniques by which a person can prove himself (or herself) more effective in confidence and communication; even for those who are already solid in this area, the tips prove helpful. listen this book really did open my eyes to exactly how communication works and how I can do it better, myself. All of the information is broken down into easy to understand chunks which help a lot when trying to really understand the info. This book feels more like a small, portable communications workshop than just a written down lecture.

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  • Marquis
  • 14-05-19

This book was amazing and changed my life.

Effective communication is an essential tool to possess in today's world. Being able to articulate your views and express yourself is critical in business and personal relationships. I love this book. I always thought of myself as a great communicator and this showed me that I can still do better. I didnt know knowledge like this existed. Ian gives you great exercises and insight on how verbal communication works

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  • chohan
  • 04-10-19

Basic & intuitive & deep - extremely valuable

Though this book does not pose this question directly, it is a question that I’ve had to reflect on while reading this book. And I haven’t really liked what I’ve been forced to admit - that many of the ways we communicate in our everyday life take from the well-being of others.

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  • priya
  • 04-10-19

Excellent information

listen this book really did open my eyes to exactly how communication works and how I can do it better, myself. All of the information is broken down into easy to understand chunks which help a lot when trying to really understand the info.

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  • Todd
  • 04-10-19

The conciousness in our intentions

Mary did a beautiful job of taking a vast and esoteric concept and broke it all down in to manageable steps. The book was a fun read and it was easy to understand, whether you are a veteran or new to the concepts covered.This book is the guide to shift from average and survival to creating the life that you actually were meant to live!!

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  • subhi
  • 03-10-19

Small book with a workable plan that works

I listen this book to be more intentional in being a better communicator, thinking my listening was a strength. As I read, the author brought up when your mind wanders while listening to someone else speak or if you're thinking that you wish they'd get to the point already.

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  • Cindy
  • 30-09-19

Good solid practical advice on !!

Absolutely wonderful book. Very informative, real life situations and easy to assimilate and implement.
It's a keeper for life. I would recommend this to all married couples, especially newlyweds. I wish we would have started reading the book earlier in our marriage.

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  • Crystal
  • 28-09-19

Wonderful book!!

This book has underlined the significance of correspondence and regard with one another to make relationship works. I can relate my own encounters in each part of this book.This is an amazing book. This book ia really very good and very informative and learning. I really happy purchase this book.

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  • Farah
  • 28-09-19

Good for everyone!!

If you're struggling with putting your thoughts together in a presentation of any kind this book is for you. Based on brain based science and sound educational pedagogy the lessons and techniques within these pages can take your teaching and make it even more impactful.

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  • Guillermo
  • 24-09-19

Practical and up to date ideas!!

The book uses current research along with practical examples to demonstrate a winning approach to communicating what is important in church viability.This book is a masterful resource for communication in any context, but with key tips and ideas that work particularly well for churches.

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  • Elaine
  • 24-09-19

Helpful Book!

This book is a mine of great ideas! You may know some of the blueprints provided by the author but the secrets and tools shared in this book are awesome!